Fashion World Forges New Path on Piracy

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The two groups backing copyright protection for designers are shifting their priorities from a legislative solution and are focusing instead on industry initiatives addressing design piracy and knockoffs.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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The “That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor” book jacket with a photo of Wallis Simpson.


The Windsor Knot: Anne Sebba Debuts Book on Wallis Simpson

“That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor” aims to portray her in a more sympathetic light.

clock March 6, 2012Lorna Koski

Somarta RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Features

Japan Fashion Week in Full Swing

The event is hitting its stride, offering up a wide range of collections and design inspirations, from lush romanticism to Goth intrigue.

clock March 20, 2012WWD Staff


Arcapita Bank Files for Chapter 11

The investment firm includes J. Jill as one of its portfolio companies.

clock March 20, 2012Vicki M. Young

Investors pushed Tiffany stock up 6.7 percent following earnings.


Tiffany Bullish on 2012 Despite Q4 Dip

Flagging sales in the U.S. and Europe gave the jeweler its first decline in quarterly net income since the third quarter of 2009.

clock March 20, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

A Bodymetrics pod.


Bodymetrics Deploys Digital Matchmaker for Jeans Buying

The American scourge that is ill-fitting clothes might have met its match.

clock March 20, 2012Rachel Brown

Clive Owen in Giorgio Armani.


Cinema Society, Armani Host ‘Intruders’ Screening

Event was held for Clive Owen’s new film Monday night at New York’s Tribeca Grand Hotel.

clock March 20, 2012Alessandra Codinha

The skybridge spanning the City Creek.

Real Estate

Taubman to Open Regional Mall in Utah

Partnering with the Mormon Church, the developer will debut City Creek Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

clock March 20, 2012David Moin

A view outside the Magnit store.


Cherokee Enters Russia Via Magnit

The fast-growing mass merchant will be carrying the American asset as it continues its expansion push.

clock March 20, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Richard Dickson,  Martine Reardon and Steve Sadove.


Art Meets Science in the Retail World: FGI

This convergence was the theme of a symposium Tuesday sponsored by Fashion Group International and The Robin Report.

clock March 20, 2012Lisa Lockwood


QVC Inks Deal to Enter Chinese Market

The joint venture, called CNR Home Shopping Co. Ltd., is in partnership with China National Radio.

clock March 20, 2012Vicki M. Young

Government and Trade

CFDA, AAFA Taking New Tack on Design Piracy

Two groups backing copyright protection for fashion designs are shifting their focus away from a legislative solution that remains stalled in Congress.

clock March 20, 2012Kristi Ellis


J. Crew Steps Up International Expansion

Details of the company’s growth plans — domestic and overseas — over the next three to five years were outlined in a conference call Tuesday.

clock March 20, 2012David Moin

Joseph Altuzarra RTW Fall 2012

Fashion Trends

Fall 2012 Trend: Animal House

Designers heeded the call of the wild for fall.

clock March 21, 2012WWD Staff

Fashion Scoops

Simon Spurr Stops Sample Loans

The public relations operations for the fashion label have stopped loaning out products, in the wake of the designer’s sudden departure.

clock March 21, 2012David Lipke

Narciso Rodriguez

Fashion Scoops

Narciso Rodriguez to Be Honored

The designer is this year’s honoree at the El Museo del Barrio gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 17.

clock March 21, 2012Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Scoops

Anna Wintour Hosts Fashionable Fund-Raiser for Kirsten Gillibrand

The Vogue editor in chief held an event at her Sullivan Street townhouse to raise funds for the junior senator from New York’s reelection campaign.

clock March 21, 2012David Lipke

Fashion Scoops

Gucci Hosts Worldwide Store Managers’ Meeting

About 700 employees from 47 different countries joined ceo Patrizio di Marco at the Casellina plant in Tuscany to see the company’s production facilities.

clock March 21, 2012Alessandra Turra

Fashion Scoops

New York Showcase Features U.K. Designers

Thomas Tait, Lucas Nascimento and Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding are among the 24 British designers to participate in London Show Rooms at Industria Studios.

clock March 21, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg and Jean E. Palmieri

Fashion Scoops

Levi’s Celebrates World Water Day With Employee Challenge

Dubbed the Go Water-Less Challenge, the company asked employees to wear the same pair of jeans without washing them for the entire work week.

clock March 21, 2012Arnold J. Karr

Fashion Scoops

J.Mendel Makes Key Hires

Tara Hannert has joined the company as vice president of global communications, succeeding Jessica Nagel, who has relocated to Los Angeles.

clock March 21, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg


Digital Ellie Winners Announced

Big surprise at Tuesday’s ceremony: Adam Moss took home awards in the top two categories for New York magazine.

clock March 21, 2012John Koblin

Liu Bolin and Jean Paul Gaultier


Glenda Bailey Fetes Collaboration With Liu Bolin

The Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief asked the artist to paint and photograph Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier and Angela Missoni, among other designers.

clock March 21, 2012Amy Wicks

Fashion Features

ChinaFile: Do’s and Don’ts for Launching Your Fashion Label in China

In this week’s column, Huang Hung offers a short guide to starting your fashion business in China.

clock March 21, 2012Huang Hung


Former Carter’s Exec Joseph Pacifico Indicted

A federal grand jury on Tuesday charged the former president of the children’s apparel firm with securities fraud and other accounting irregularities.

clock March 21, 2012Vicki M. Young


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